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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 14, 2004 1:31pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: the oldest General Motors Workers.

MARY Yes, what you say is true. I had read about those troubles , a long time ago, but had forgotten. This is a good example of the fact that seeing is not necessarily knowing. Many of the films need much interpretation. Your valuable information needs to be placed in the Review of the Film. This will avoid others falling into the same trap as I did.

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Poster: Marysz Date: Jul 15, 2004 11:06am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: the oldest General Motors Workers.

Thanks, Cashel. Speaking of unions, in his review of “A Great New Star,” Robin Banks writes that Handy Jam was a union shop; http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=11638. The film union IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees) is one tough union. They still strike terror into the hearts of producers. At one time, IA was affiliated with the Teamsters (I don't know if they are anymore). In a pro-union town like Detroit, it made sense for Handy to go with union workers. But it paid off for him, too. It also accounted for the high production values in his films.

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Poster: cashel Date: Jul 15, 2004 1:02pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: the oldest General Motors Workers.

MARY...that review is a fine tribute to a great man. Jam Handy is the only film producer who has earned my total respect. He had no malice and the others had plenty. I would have loved to have worked for his company and would even have taken a job sweeping floors. It is a pity that I cannot name any similar present day companies..Thanks for the review.

This post was modified by cashel on 2004-07-15 20:02:19